Recruitment Outlook Report – December 2023

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

As we embark on 2024, reflecting on the end-of-year data for the jobs market provides insight into the trends that will help shape hiring decisions. While the economic climate was charged and uncertain in 2023, creating ripples of concern, the UK jobs market has proven strong and resilient. It’s a similar picture as we head […]

Looking for a new job? Choose your recruitment agency based on the agency’s relationship with employers

At F1rst Commercial Recruitment, employers trust us. There’s one core stat that explains that: we’ve got a 100% success rate at filling their jobs. Why? Because they get excellent choice of potential employee and the candidate, they choose both understands and wants the job opportunity and know that it’s a good company to work for. […]

How do you take the next step in building your career in office support?

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Building a career in office support can be challenging, as it’s often seen as a relatively flat career path with limited opportunities for advancement. However, with the right mindset and approach, there are plenty of ways to take the next step in your career and achieve your professional goals. Indeed, it’s not unusual for those […]

To hybrid or not to hybrid: which working style suits you best?

Hang out on LinkedIn for a while and you’ll sense a rumbling of mounting pressure amongst employers for workers to get back into the office full time. It seems that many employers would prefer the one-size-fits-all approach. That makes sense – it’s easier to manage. But in reality, the days of everyone in the office […]

Young people are approaching workplace challenges differently

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We’re likely yet to learn more about the impact of the pandemic years on individuals in many ways, including as workers. Recent research has revealed that there’s already a notable difference in how younger workers do things. Most specifically, fuelled by remote and hybrid working, they are turning to friends for work-related advice over their line managers and even colleagues.

Reflecting on our future at the end of an era

Whether you are for the monarchy or a republican in principle, every one of us in the UK is living through a momentous moment in history, since the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. For everyone of working age, the Queen has been the constant backdrop of our lives. Her death and the proclamation […]

Recruitment Outlook Report – August 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

As I am heading off to the House of Commons early next week to discuss the skills shortages faced by businesses and how these impact the UK economy, the latest Report on Jobs from the REC is particularly revealing. Talking with ministers about how to create a sustainable labour market is essential as part of […]

Recruitment Outlook Report – July 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

Economic uncertainty is starting to impact recruitment data with the slowest increases in permanent placements for 17 months. Bear in mind this is on the back of unsustainable growth following the pandemic bounce back. As such, it’s not a bleak picture and the broadly positive trends we’ve seen continue, with good opportunities for candidates. As […]